LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The space shuttle Endeavour finally made it to California, arriving at Edwards Air Force Base near Palmdale Thursday afternoon.
The shuttle, flown atop a 747, departed Ellington Field near Houston’s Johnson Space Center around 5 a.m. PST and touched town in Palmdale around 12:50 p.m. Thursday.
It will spend the night at Edwards AFB and refuel for Friday’s California tour where it will pass over numerous SoCal landmarks at 1,500 feet.
Below is an approximate schedule for Endeavour as it travels from Edwards Air Force Base to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay-area and then back south to LAX.
Endeavour leaves Edwards
Endeavour begins flyovers of several Southland locations (sequential order not released for security purposes):
Proud Bird Restaurant (LAX)
Boeing Plant (Seal Beach)
California Science Center (Exposition Park)
Downtown Los Angeles
Santa Monica Pier
Space X (Hawthorne)
Queen Mary and Aquarium
12 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Space Shuttle Endeavour arrives at LAX
The El Segundo Police Department has designated the 300 to 600 blocks of E. Imperial Avenue as public viewing space to watch Endeavour land at LAX.
Endeavour will be housed at the United Airlines hanger until it is driven through the streets of South Los Angeles to the California Science Center in Exposition Park on Oct. 12.
The shuttle is due to go on display at the museum on Oct. 30.
Approximately 7,000 visitors are expected at the exhibit everyday. The Science Center is currently selling advanced tickets online for $3 to reserve a viewing time slot.
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